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Based on Directive 2009/316/EC; the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); Law 3/2018 on Data Protection (LOPDGDD); Law 34/2002 on Information Society Services and Electronic Commerce (LSSI) and other applicable regulations, Possession Football, S.L., (hereinafter, “Possession Football”) as service provider, informs you, as a user of the website, of the use of cookies on it. To this end, Possession Football makes available to you this Cookies Policy relating to the website operated under the domain http://possessionfootball.com/ (hereinafter, “the Website”), and its present and future subdomains, such as the Application, (hereinafter, “the Application”) of Possession Football.

1. What are Cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small informational text files that web pages can use to make the user’s experience and browsing more efficient. These cookies are installed on the computer of the person accessing the Website from any communication protocol (hereinafter, “the User”).

Under no circumstances will cookies be used for any purpose other than that stated in this Cookies Policy. The User also has the possibility of configuring his/her Internet browser to obtain a better knowledge and control of cookies, and even to leave them inoperative or deactivated.

2. When and what are cookies used for?

The Website uses cookies in its internal operating processes. These cookies allow the control of the browsing data of the User in order to make any communications after the User’s initial access to the Website quicker and more convenient. Under no circumstances will cookies be used to control the access or browsing of the Website by the User for the purpose of analysing his/her browsing or access habits or obtaining any type of personal information. No profile analysis is performed.

Specifically, the Website uses cookies to identify the registered User (authentication and identification cookies), who has contracted the provision of some service by Possession Football. Thus, the User can quickly access those services contracted when he/she logs out and subsequently logs in. The latter are persistent cookies and are not cancelled unless the User decides to delete them.

3. Authorisation for the use of cookies. Withdrawal of consent

In accordance with the cookies notice that appears on the Website, the User accepts that, by the mere fact of browsing the Website, he/she expressly consents to the use of cookies according to the description detailed below, except to the extent that he/she has modified the configuration of his/her browser to reject the use of the cookies, as indicated above.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the User may withdraw the consent initially given, as well as exercise the rights of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation of data processing and portability, by sending an e-mail to info@possessionfootball.com.

4. Types of existing cookies

Cookies are classified into different categories depending on several factors, which are explained below. However, it is possible that the same cookie can be found in several categories:

Cookies by duration Session Cookies They help make the Website work by the browsing the page and the accessing different areas of the page. They are saved only for as long as the session remains active.
Persistent Cookies They help recognise the User in order to facilitate browsing without having to log in or register again. As they are persistent, they will remain in the User’s browser and Possession Football will activate them each time the User accesses the Website.
Cookies by origin Own Cookies Those that are sent to the User’s device from the Website or Application managed by Possession Football.
Third-party Cookies Browsing through the Website may lead to the User being offered a link to another Website or Application that uses its own cookies.
Cookies by usefulness Security Cookies Security cookies help detect suspicious or fraudulent activity and ensure and support the security and functionality of the Website.
Personalisation or preference cookies Preference cookies allow the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or the way it looks, such as your preferred language or the region in which you are located.
Analysis or statistical cookies Analysis cookies, also called performance or research cookies, determine the performance of the Website and study the functionality of the services offered by the Website.
Advertising, compartmental advertising Marketing cookies are used to track website visitors. The purpose is to display “personalised” ads for the individual user, and which are therefore more useful to publishers and third-party advertisers.

5. Types of cookies used on the Possession Football Website and Application

In accordance with the above, the Website uses cookies to facilitate and optimise the User’s browsing, as well as to authenticate or identify the User when accessing the contracted services. In particular, the following are used:

5.1. Own cookies

  • Session Cookies or Moodle Session:
    As a Possession Football Website User, you must accept this cookie to allow the service to continue to function. They are strictly necessary to make it easier for you to navigate our Website, as well as to ensure that the content is efficiently uploaded to your device. As soon as you close your browser the cookie will be destroyed (in your browser and on the server).
  • Identification Cookies or Moodle Id:
    This cookie is limited to remembering your User or Log-in data within the Application. This means that, when you access the Application again, if you accept this cookie, you will be recognised as a User and your name will be automatically typed in the “User ID” field; however, if you want a higher level of security you will not be able to use this option: you will have to type your name manually each time you want to log in.
  • Analysis Cookies:
    We use this type of cookie to analyse your behaviour and your activity on our Website or Application (the services you use most, the language, when do you use them, etc.) for the purpose of creating browsing profiles and statistics that we use to improve the service we offer you.
  • Personalisation Cookies:
    We use these cookies to personalise your browsing based on your interests and behaviour on the Website or the Application, in order to offer or suggest services more efficiently and according to your preferences.

5.2. Third-party Cookies

Please note that browsing through the Website may lead to the User being offered a link to another website or to a social networking application or website. The following is an example of the entities other than Possession Football that use cookies on the Website, as well as their purposes:

  • Social Network Cookies:
    These cookies are used for the User to share content on social networks, (specifically: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google +) or for the User to access the Possession Football profile on the aforementioned social networks, in such a way that the data provided by Users on these types of social platforms can be used to fill in the registration or access fields directly.
  • Advertising Cookies:
    These cookies are used with the purpose of displaying “personalised” advertising for the individual user of third-party Websites in which the User may have an interest in having visited them previously.
  • Cookies for measuring traffic on Internet portals:
    The owner of these portals uses Google Analytics cookies to compile statistical data on the activity of users on the website in question, and thereby be able to improve the services provided to users. These cookies allow user traffic to be analysed by generating an anonymous user ID that is used to measure how many times a Website is visited by a particular user. It also records you first and last visit of the website, when a log-in session has ended, and the territorial origin of the user (geolocation).

6. Deactivating or Deleting Cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can change your browser settings through your device. If you access and browse the Website without changing your browser settings, Possession Football will assume that you consent to and wish to receive cookies from the Website. You will also have the option to review and delete cookies.

However, the User must be aware that the deactivation of certain cookies slows down communication between Possession Football and the User, and leads to the need for the User to process his/her request for the provision of services again, or the impossibility of providing some or certain services contracted through the Website.

Possession Football is not responsible for the fact that some browsers may prevent or hinder the deactivation or deletion of cookies. The user shall confirm with the manufacturer or supplier of such Internet browser that it has the corresponding functionality and that it explains how to achieve such deactivation or deletion.